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The House Labor-Human Services subcommittee approved a $27.8 million funding increase for Title X family planning programs.
…they also approved an identical funding increase for abstinence-only education.
In other words, “Yes! Contraception is important and it works! But shhhh… don’t tell the children.”

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Oregon Passes Groundbreaking Workers Rights Law

Unpredictable work schedules can make it impossible for retail and restaurant workers – especially working moms – to arrange child care and make ends meet, but that may be about to change for workers in Oregon.

Fair scheduling is one of the feminist and labor movement’s next big fights. If you’ve ever worked a retail job, you know that many employers saddle low-wage employees with unpredictable or on-call work schedules. Here’s how it works: employers can change retail workers’ hours based on predicted demand, with little notice, and often creating chaos in workers lives.

As Vox points out, the retail, healthcare, and restaurant workers most affected “tend to be young ...

Unpredictable work schedules can make it impossible for retail and restaurant workers – especially working moms – to arrange child care and make ends meet, but that may be about to change for workers in ...